BIGG BOSS 4: CASTING COUCH IN THE BIGG BOSS HOUSE??
Posted by Editor - Futuristic Media on November 7, 2010
By Flynn Remedios – Futuristic Media Network
A small time Mumbai-based actress Arya Das has accused some co-ordinators and agents of seeking sexual favours or huge sums of money to get prospective participants into the Bigg Boss house. Arya Das, (name changed to protect identity), a Bhojpuri actress and model said that at least two co-ordinators demanded sexual favours from her to get her an entry into the Bigg Boss house. Arya Das who has recorded one such telephonic conversation also claimed that another person who claimed to be the ‘official’ casting agent for Bigg Boss demanded a sum of Rs Two lakh as advance and a 50 per cent commission on whatever she was paid as professional fees inside the Bigg Boss house.
We tried to contact the three agents but their phones were switched off initially. We sent them SMS messages asking them to revert to us. Our reporter posed as a wannable model and tried to meet up with the two agents who had allegedly demanded sexual favours from the model. One of them asked our reporter to come to a place at Adarsh Nagar, behind Lokhandwala in suburban Mumbai, but failed to turn up at the venue. The second agent who claimed to have an office at Citi Mall (again in the Andheri West) area, refused to give us his exact office address. Apparently, the two agents seemed to be fly-by-night operators or conmen trying to make a fast buck, conning nubile, inexperienced models into parting with cash. While the first agent had demanded Rs Two lakh, he had agreed to take Rs ten thousand as upfront payment, two months ago, says Arya Das, proving that he was some desperado trying to make a fast buck.
Speaking to this reporter, Arya Das said, Colors and Endemol should declare and announce their official casting method to prevent newcommers from getting conned in this fashion. All other reality shows have auditions which are announced and declared, Bigg Boss should also announce their casting procedure so that other models like me will not get taken for a ride by unscruplous persons who abound in this industry.